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Zita McHugh  Managing Director/Owner

Zita McHugh aka Zita Wadwa-McQ is one of the most successful producer/mixer/writer managers in the music industry today. In the mid-eighties, Zita cut her teeth in the music industry whilst at university, temping at London Records. Under Roger Ames and Tracey Bennett's guidance, she quickly proved her managerial initiative and A&R prowess. This lead to several promotions during her tenure, as A&R co-ordinator and later A&R liaison manager. Whilst at London Records, Zita was also offered the opportunity to set up a joint venture management company with the legendary Pete Tong (which was almost unheard of in those days). This company was later christened FFRZ, specifically launched to look after producers, writers and mixers. Zita and her team of young producer/writers from the FFRZ stable, worked on records ranging from East 17Gabrielle and Salt-N-Pepa, through to the seminalMassive Attack album "Blue Lines" (including the classic "Unfinished Sympathy"). Whilst at London, Zita amassed a sound and expert understanding of the ever changing music industry.

In 1994, Zita confidently decided to leave her role at London Records and FRRZ to go it alone. Zita took her clients with her and confidently rebranded as Z Management, the successful company we know today. Z Management was based in Metropolis studios for the next five years, where she represented clients including the now legendary Marcus Dravs. Z Management continues to specialise in producer, writer and mixer management and has now been active for over twenty years. The company continues to grow, branching out and incorporating musical directors into the fold. Boasting an impressive clientele, Z prides itself on the quality of music delivered and the very high standards set for the roster. This has led to both Grammy and BRIT Award wins and nominations for the likes of Ruadhri Cushnan(Mumford & Sons), Zita's very first client Chris Potter (The Verve), Dean James Barratt(Anoushka Shankar) and Jim Lowe (Herbie Hancock). During the company's twenty years, Z has worked on hugely successful, commercial and critically acclaimed records ranging from pop juggernauts such as Kylie MinogueBlueAtomic KittenAll Saints andSugababes, to indie rock stalwarts The Rolling StonesThe VerveKeaneDoves andStereophonics. Z also travelled to the Miami Dance Awards to receive the 'Best Pop Dance Track' award for Narcotic Thrust's top 10 smash "I Like It".

Today, Z Management continues to flourish, having had recent success in the UK and worldwide charts with the likes of Ed SheeranMumford & SonsShawn MendesJames BayStereophonicsRichard AshcroftAll SaintsJamie LawsonKaiser ChiefsFeederand most recently Craig David. Following the passing of Zita's husband John McHugh(Atlantic Live Productions), Zita has continued to have strong links and ties with Glastonbury Festival, including John's 'Field of Dreams' and London's Brixton Academy.